Pretty Pops Kids’ I AM Black History Awards Brunch Celebrates Youth Excellence in Henry & Clayton Counties

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Pretty Pops Kids' I AM Black History Awards Brunch Celebrates Youth Excellence in Henry & Clayton Counties

Stockbridge, GA - February 20, 2024 - The Pretty Pops Kids' I AM Black History Awards Brunch, set to take place on February 24, 2024, will be a vibrant celebration recognizing outstanding youth from the Henry & Clayton Counties (GA) who have excelled in academics, the arts, and community involvement.

Acknowledging Exceptional Youth

This event is not just a brunch; it's a momentous occasion where exceptional young individuals will be honored for their achievements and contributions to academics, the arts, and community service. The awards aim to spotlight their dedication and inspire others in our community.

Distinguished Sponsors:

Dr. Andrea Carter, EdD

Dr. Carter, a retired elementary school teacher, has established two charter schools for at-risk youth and founded a school in Nigeria. Beyond the classroom, she has extended her skills to reach children globally by sharing her writing and learning tools, aiding disenfranchised and marginalized students in achieving success. Driven by a vision of leaving a lasting educational legacy, she is committed to imparting knowledge and essential skills to empower individuals for success. Furthermore, her travels include teaching worldwide about the transformative power of faith in God, enabling individuals to live the life of their dreams.

We are proud to have the support of distinguished sponsors who are committed to uplifting and empowering the youth in our community. Dr. Andrea Carter, the creator of Pretty Pops Adventures, is one of our esteemed sponsors. Her passion for positive content for young readers aligns perfectly with the event's mission. Dr. Carter shared, "As a successful career as an elementary school teacher, I understand the power of acknowledgment on youth. Regular acknowledgment reinforces positive behavior, accomplishments, and efforts, contributing positively to a child's esteem. Outside of the classroom, I aim to continue building strong children because it's harder to heal them when they become adults." 

Antwan Aiken

Antwan Aiken, the Owner of Eggs Up Grill, a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant in Morrow, Georgia, joins us as a sponsor. Additionally, Antwan is the Owner of two Subway Restaurants in Southwest Atlanta and he is the CEO/Co-Founder of The Aiken Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity organization. Beyond his entrepreneurial endeavors, Antwan is a Licensed Psychotherapist and adjunct Professor at Clayton State University & Kennesaw State University. 

“As a black entrepreneur, I understand the significance of representation, ensuring that young individuals, especially those from black and brown communities, recognize the limitless possibilities in life, irrespective of their backgrounds,” Mr. Aiken shared with 9-Figure Media. “It is truly an honor for me to contribute to acknowledging the achievements of youth during Black History Month, and I am delighted to be a part of this meaningful initiative.”

Master of Ceremony - Shana Thornton

The Mistress of the Ceremony for this grand event is the award-winning journalist and PR professional Shana Thornton. Her popular radio and podcast program titled Let’s Talk America with Host Shana Thornton has received rave reviews on groundbreaking news content. Through her platform, Shana encourages the discovery of viable solutions to many issues affecting the international community. As executive producer and lead on-air talent, she presents the relevant top trending news stories. The international talk radio program has received several awards, including the WE DAY Excellency In Journalism Award.  As an awarding winning journalist, she manages public and media relations for the City of Stockbridge and all City elected officials.  Shana brings her expertise and charisma to the stage, ensuring an engaging and memorable experience for all attendees.

"I'm looking forward to hosting this community event. Our youth are doing some amazing things and it's significant to give them their recognition. I am super excited to witness this occasion," Ms. Thornton said.

Event Details:

  • Date: February 24, 2024

  • Time: 10 AM-Noon

  • Location: Eggs Up Grill 1990 Mt. Zion Rd. Morrow, GA

Media Contact:

Dr. Andrea Carter
Creator of Pretty Pops Adventures
(773) 864-0045

About Pretty Pops Adventures:

Pretty Pops Adventures is a captivating children's book series with a character mascot created by retired teacher and educational leader Dr. Andrea Carter. Through the enchanting character Pretty Pops, the series delivers positive and educational content for young readers.

About The Aiken Foundation:

The Aiken Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity founded by Antwan Aiken. Committed to community development, education, and empowerment, the foundation actively engages in philanthropic initiatives.

About Shana Thornton:

Shana Thornton is an accomplished journalist and PR professional recognized for her excellence in storytelling and communication. As an awarding winning journalist, she manages public and media relations for the City of Stockbridge and all City elected officials. She brings her expertise to various community events and initiatives.

Media Contact
Contact Person: Dr. Andrea Carter
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Phone: (773) 864-0045
Country: United States

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